My Story

Welcome to our Caring Bridge website. We decided to create this website to keep family and friends updated. 

We appreciate you coming to the site and all of your helping hands, prayers and encouragement through this time in our lives. Most of the story is written by Danelle, Rob's wife.

Danelle and I wanted to start this page together for friends and family that would like to know how things are going. We always love phone calls and letters, of couse, but here is a place where we can keep everyone updated as my recovery progresses.  Our wonderful large and caring family knows how busy things can get and here is a perfect place to comment and read how we are doing.

Danelle starts her first teaching job in Washington in the Fall, and cant wait to begin to educate young minds the value and importance of Music and the Arts.  She is amazingly talented and will be excellent in her new profession.

Our sons Joseph and Noah will also begin 1st grade and K at Blessed Sacrament in Morton and are so excited to be at the same school.  They can't wait to start.

Thank you all so very much,



Danelle Eckhart posted a new journal entry, "For those who wonder".

I know that there are those of you who wonder how the boys and I are doing, and thought you might like to follow this. I hope to document our story as we travel down the ... Read more

Chad T signed Robert's Guestbook.

Its hard to believe that it has been a year since you were taken away from us, way too early.  I think of you and your family often and hope that we will meet again some ... Read more

Pam signed Robert's Guestbook.

Dear Danelle I think of you and your boys often and read your posts. Coping is different for each one of us and there is not a prescribed method that works for all, I know ... Read more

matt warren signed Robert's Guestbook.

Rob's family, I just followed the links over to the BarefoootBob memorial and watched the tribute movie to Rob.  It was beautiful, even though I only knew Rob through ... Read more

Rose Impastato Metzger signed Robert's Guestbook.

Just learned from Kathy that Robbie crossed into eternity earlier this month.  I am lifting you all up in prayer, especially you,  Barb.  To lose a child at any ... Read more

Diane Ditto signed Robert's Guestbook.

Danelle and boys - Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know I continue to pray for all of you as you try to move on without the one you love.  It certainly isn't ... Read more

Diane Kruzick signed Robert's Guestbook.

Danelle Joseph and NoahI continue to remember parts of Rob's funeral mass this weekend as life continues to move on for the rest of us. I love the music that was chosen. ... Read more

Ivy Vislay signed Robert's Guestbook.

Danelle - I was wonderful to finally meet you and be able to give you the hug I've been wanting to give you for the past 6 months.  You are still my hero. The Phish ... Read more

Danelle Eckhart posted a new journal entry, "Goodbye".

Today my husband was laid to rest with the most beautiful funeral mass and burial service. My soul mate, my heart and my love is now in a better place. It is so ... Read more

Mamie Zinser signed Robert's Guestbook.

Dearest Danelle (& Eckhart Family), You do not know me, but I am compelled to write to you and tell you how sorry my entire family is for your loss.  My heart breaks ... Read more

Diane Ditto signed Robert's Guestbook.

So very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, brother, son and best friend.  Take comfort in knowing that he is now pain-free and resides in the house of ... Read more

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